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Mar 1, 2014

April 1 is Annual Deadline for CF Enrollment


April 1 is the annual deadline for applying to the State of Michigan's Commercial Forest Program. Forestland enrolled in Commercial Forest is taxed at an annual rate of $1.25 per acre instead of the ad valorem rate. This lower tax rate is meant to be both incentive and reward to landowners who embrace the sustainable management of forests they own. Sustainably managed woodlands protect air, water, and soil quality; provide wildlife habitat for thousands of game and non-game species; protect native plant and animal communities and provide a critical stimulus to both rural and urban economies. Call us for more information about enrolling your forest acres in the Commercial Forest Program. Applications and forest management plans must be prepared and submitted to the DNR by April 1.